Tupper Lake, Adirondacks
The leaves have fallen and there's a chill to the air, but there's still a lot to discover in Tupper Lake. The welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere draws visitors who love to explore our fascinating nature-themed learning centers, quaint downtown, and mellow hiking trails, which deliver breathtaking views. With snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobile opportunities in and around the village, Tupper Lake is certain to have something every member of the family will enjoy.
Hunters will find thousands of acres of state land to explore as hunting and trapping continues into December, and the family-friendly Tupper Triad hiking challenge is a great winter adventure that includes a fire tower peak. Snowshoers can also register as Triad finishers and get a commemorative patch and sticker -- different than the summer patch!
Kids, nature lovers, and the curious will all love a visit to The Wild Center, a world-renowned museum that's focused on all things natural in the Adirondacks. Inside, visitors can see live otter shows, learn about Adirondack ecosystems, and come face-to-face with all sorts of local critters like ducks, porcupines, ravens, and turtles. Outside, a series of well-maintained trails beckons to be discovered, and the Wild Walk -- a series of catwalks through the treetops -- is not to be missed. Just imagine an Ewok adventure with myriad Adirondack-inspired sites and you'll start to get the idea!
While the Adirondacks may be known for its unmatched fall foliage, Tupper Lake also boasts some of the darkest skies in the Northeast. Visit the Adirondack Sky Center and its roll-off-roof observatory to see the universe up close. The variety of telescopes available make stargazing a snap, as do the clear night skies of the region. Stop in for a free Friday night stargazing session when the sky is clear.
There's no shortage of restaurant options here, and beer lovers will be thrilled to learn there is the outstanding Raquette River Brewing. Check out Raquette River's awesome pavilion for live music. For more live music, pull up a seat --on the lawn -- to enjoy performances at the brand new Tupper Lake Bandshell located right on the water in Flanders Park.
Are you ready to discover Tupper Lake, where every day leads to a new adventure? Find a place to stay and start planning yours today!